Dinner Functions November and December

Jeremy Cooper-Stout made this Freedom of Information request to Prime Minister

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From: Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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Dear Prime Minister,

I write to request details under the FOI Act of any dinner functions hosted by the Prime Minister between 1 November and 5 December 2014.

Including:
* Menus for the functions
* Cost per person for the functions
* Guest lists where possible

Yours faithfully,

Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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FOI/2014/215

Dear Mr Cooper-Stout

Thank you for your email dated 5 December 2014, received by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department), in which you made a request to the Department under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) in the terms below:

I write to request details under the FOI Act of any dinner functions hosted by the Prime Minister between 1 November and 5 December 2014.

Including:
* Menus for the functions
* Cost per person for the functions
* Guest lists where possible

Timeframe for receiving your decision

We received your request on 5 December 2014 and the 30 day statutory period for processing your request commenced from the day after that date. You should therefore expect a decision from us by 4 January 2014 (or the first business day after being 5 January 2015). The period of 30 days may be extended in certain circumstances. We will advise you if there is any extension of time.

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Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet p. 02 6271 5849 e. [Prime Minister request email]

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Dear Mr Cooper-Stout

I am writing to request an extension of time in your FOI request to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Given various staff members’ leave and the PM&C’s Christmas-New Year closure period from 25 December 2014 to 1 January 2015 inclusive, we seek your agreement pursuant to section 15AA of the FOI Act to a 30 day extension of your request, with a view to finalising your request prior to this. This would make the new due date 4 February 2015 .

We kindly request you confirm consent to the extension by way of return email.

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From: Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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Good afternoon

I agree to this extension of time.

Yours sincerely,

Jeremy Cooper-Stout

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Dear Mr Cooper-Stout

 

Please find attached the decision and documents for release in relation to
your FOI request to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Adviser

Access and Administrative Review Section | Legal Policy Branch

Government Division | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. 02 6271 5849

e. [1][Prime Minister request email]

[2]www.pmc.gov.au

PO Box 6500 CANBERRA ACT 2600

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